Coronavirus pandemic: Tom Cruise’s Top Gun maverick release date postponed due to Covid-19

Tom Cruise's Top Gun will now be released on December 23

The Much-Anticipated movie sequel to Top Gun has been moved to December, A spokesperson for Paramount confirmed to CNN Thursday that the North American release date for “Top Gun: Maverick” has been moved from June 24 to December 23.

Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 Tom Cruise fighter pilot classic, was set to arrive June 24th, but will now hit theatres December 23rd. Meanwhile, A Quiet Place Part II — which was postponed a week before its scheduled March release — is now set to hit theatres September 4th.

Some films have also been postponed because of halted post-production, leading to the reshuffling of next year’s schedule, too. Work on Universal Pictures’ Minions: The Rise of Gru was halted when the French animation studio Illumination had to close its doors. Universal said Wednesday Minions will open in July 2021 instead of 3 July this year. Sing 2 was pushed from July 2021 to December next year.